Cultural Considerations WG webinar - Moon Music: A soundtrack to our relationship with the Moon

Moon work selected by artist Lisa Pettibone. View recorded webinar here.

Shortlisted for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021

'Same Day Sun' has been shorted from 4500 plus entries from 75 countries from around the world.  The image will now be part of the exhibition and published and general released book from 18th September 2021 at the National Maritime Museum.

Share Bears, Group Show, Backlit Gallery

11th June to 4th July

‘Share Bears’ is a group show which celebrates 14 new collaborations between 28 members of the BACKLIT creative community, developed during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The exhibition is a development of the weekly “Share Bear” sessions initiated by BACKLIT artist development coordinator Joey Holder in which artist members, volunteers as well as the BACKLIT team and trustees connected online to share their experiences and works in progress. These works collectively explore themes of self-reflection, locality and domestic settings as well as the processes of making work and the sharing of knowledge. The exhibition is curated by Director Matthew Chesney and Co-Curator, Jazz Swali. 

Re:Rural - Anna Souter article, The Learned Pig

From Derbyshire to Barbados; mycorrhizal networks to the movements of the stars; Irish potatoes to Cheshire weeds – re:rural is a project by Haarlem Artspace in which the rural is un-learned and re-imagined by four contemporary artists whose practices have evolved from years of working within particular non-urban geographies: Annalee Davis, Feral Practice, Deirdre O’Mahony and Pauline Woolley - read here.

Haarlem Periodical: Annalee Davis, Feral Practice, Deirdre O’Mahony and Pauline Woolley.

Haarlem Periodical will be live from 11 September.

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Haarlem Artspace has brought together exhibitions called re:rural – featuring drawings and a sculpture by artists Annalee Davis inside and outside Haarlem’s gallery, and sound, moving image, and text works on Haarlem Periodical by artists Deirdre O’Mahony, Feral Practice, Pauline Woolley and Annalee Davis.

re:rural travels from deep under the earth to the skies, from Derbyshire to the Caribbean in an artistic quest to re-imagine land and landscapes; from a guided meditation through the human body and down to the underworld of living soil, the drawing of botanical plants on plantation ledgers, and the recreation of potato lazy beds.

Open Dome - Special: Exploring Skyscapes

This event is part of Outsider Artist Collective residency in Gallery Zero at Nottingham Contemporary.

Explore what the intangible sky means to us through our Writing Skyscapes exhibition, talks, and readings together with Outsider Artist Collective, Dr. D Harty and H McGhie. Join us to see photography and poetry tempting you to contribute yourself to this project.

7:00 - 7:15pm Experiencing Skyscapes at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Dr. D Harty
7:15 - 7.30pm Immersive readings on Skyscape Poetry
7:30 - 7:40pm How my practice includes Sky - H McGhie

This will then be followed by participants exploring the exhibition and discussing with artist, as well as creating drawings and writings of skyscapes.

Free. Booking Required through Nottingham Trent University

Writing Skyscapes

Writing Skyscapes is the culmination of a two-day public writing workshop led by researchers specializing in astronomy and literature from Nottingham Trent University and the Critical Poetics Research Group. Working in partnership with Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre and Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, and with guest writers and artists, Holly Corfield CarrRichard Hamblyn and Helen McGhie, participants explored new ways of engaging with the sky from multiple viewpoints and from both rural and urban perspectives.

Now, this exhibition of images and new writing will be on display at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham (Friday 12th April – Sunday 14th April; 12-5pm) and Creswell Crags (15th to 28th April). SHOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED.

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Time, Dilated, Brighton Photo Fringe


Daniel P Berrange, Anthony Carr, Dovile Dagiene, Melanie King, Ky Lewis, Nick Sayers, Olga Suchanova, Pauline Woolley and Kristian Saks.

One of the basic “don’t” lessons in photography is pointing your camera at the sun. This show brings together artists who have done just this, using handmade cameras to photograph the sun, moon and stars. With exposure times of several months - and cosmological subjects several thousand miles away - these images compress both time and space into single, fragile images. Including such alternative processes as pinhole solargraphy, lunar photography, motor controlled time-lapse and chemigrams, this exhibition reveals a fascination with the pristine world of outer space through the idiosyncratic lens of earthly existence.

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Backlit/Tate Exchange at Tate Modern 20th, 21st and 22nd February 2018

OUTSIDER at Tate Exchange with Backlit Gallery

Series Paraglacial/Geomorphic featured on Inside the Outside

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BBC Radio Nottingham

Interview regarding my artwork.

26th April – 30th April, Four Corners Gallery, London

The London Alternative Photography Collective will be hosting London Pinhole Festival 2017 at Four Corners Gallery in Bethnal Green.

ARTISTS // William Bock / Oliver Raymond-Barker / Dariusz Adamek / Florentin Boddendijk / Tomasz Kowalczyk /Michalina Hendrys / Allessandra Rinaudo / Felix Xifel / Bálint Pfliegel /Almudena Romero / Diego Valente / Marko Umicevic / Camilla Mangueria / Olga Suchanova / Daniel Berrange / Katrine Skovsgard / Ewa Nowakowska / Lucy Williams / Stanislaw Chomicki / Nigel Breadman / Pauline Woolley / Elizabeth Ransom / Ben Bradish / Ky Lewis / Michaela Davidova / Tomasz Chowaniec 

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LeftLion Article

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The Learned Pig - Chasing Sun's Article

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